Keith and Dot Bostock's HR
Keith & Dot Bostock's 1967 HR Holden sedan
"Lady Penelope" (Lady P for short)
Purchased new: Buhse's Garage Laidley
Purchase price: $2,405.94 (on the road)
First Registered: 6 October 1967
Odometer reading as at 15 January 2016: 58,690
The car is in unrestored original condition with matching numbers. There have been no modifications or paint resprays with the exception of a minor repair to the driver's front door and a small rust repair to the lower driver's front guard.
The car was purchased new in Laidley and remained in the local area until I purchased it in 2014 and brought it back to Brisbane. The car remained in the one family for approximately 44 years before being sold to the second owner. The last service in the log book was recorded at 49,412miles and dated 16 December 1987 (last coupon 50,000 miles in the log book). Since this date the car had virtually been locked away and rarely driven. The new owner had the car for approximately 2 years in which time the car was again locked away and rarely driven until they decided to sell.
All the original receipts and books (including the 2 keys, jack and tool kit) were with the car when I purchased it. The car still has original Nasco accessories including a rear venetian blind, mud flaps and passenger side vanity mirror on the sun visor. The car has had mechanical repairs and the tyres replaced to maintain the safety of the vehicle. We have been careful to ensure that all repairs have replaced worn parts with like parts to maintain the integrity of the vehicle. Although the car was running well when we purchased it the engine showed signs of wear (oil leaks), mainly resulting from the car not being driven for long periods of time and was reconditioned in 2015. Hopefully this will ensure the original engine stays with the car for many years to come.
The car will remain in our family and will never be sold. A true survivor which we hope will remain in its original condition for many years to come.
Original 161 (161R prefix) high compression engine
Original 3 speed column shift manual
Factory original 3.55 ratio
Factory original Champagne (Code10319) and Grecian White (Code 09562)
Original standard rims with radials
Factory original Copra and Valsand Fawn trim with carpet added in 1989
Factory original suspension